Smith & Wesson: rising demand

FBI checks on buyers were up 10% in three months to end July

Cars: share and share alike

Potentially as disruptive as self-driving cars or electric engines

Pernod Ricard / Diageo: tonic required

China slowdown and US pain drains French spirits group

SFX Entertainment: going for a song

Concert promoter turns up the sound but cannot find a buyer

Dish Networks/Sinclair: think local

Local broadcasters’ gravy train may be about to slow down

Ironman: Wanda why?

Chinese billionaire is obviously in it for the long run

Statoil ASA and partners Petoro AS, Det norske oljeselskap ASA and Lundin Norway AS have made a high-impact oil discovery on the Aldous Major South prospect (PL 265) in the North Sea. Aldous Major South is located in licence 265. Statoil is the operator and has a 40% interest. The other partners are Petoro (30%), Det norske oljeselskap (20%) and Lundin (10%). The well was drilled by the Transocean Leader drilling rig brukt i WE oktober 2011 Funnet Aldous har fått felt navnet Johan Sverdrup
©Harald Pattersen/Statoil

North Sea oil: northern exposure

Nostalgia lingers for when the UK was considered an oil power

Atlas Mara: Diamond in the rough

Shares in former Barclays chief’s African venture are struggling

Angry Birds

Mobile gaming: going cheep

Developers struggle to stay ahead when barriers to entry are low

This is an undated company photo of Schlumberger Ltd. operations. Schlumberger Ltd., the world's second-largest oilfield-services company, had third-quarter net income of $318.2 million after a loss a year earlier as oil topped $50 for the first time and producers boosted spending. Source: Schlumberger Ltd./ via Bloomberg News.

Schlumberger: pump and circumstance

Deal makes financial sense but the market seems less sure